Jammu Tawi, April 16
S. O. S. International chairman, Rajiv Chuni said that this meager relief of Rs 2000 crore has not come overnight; it is the outcome of years of continuous efforts of S. O. S. International. The tiny relief which has become talks of town is not success but just a beginning to reach towards our ultimate goal. “If this process of providing justice carries on with this momentum, I don’t think it will be accomplished in next two centuries.
He was speaking while addressing the rally at Baby Caterers Hall, Rehari Colony.
On the occasion, Rajiv Chuni said that people are celebrating and considering it as their success but I would like to tell them it is not success but mere a step forward. PoK refugees should focus on their final goal instead of celebrating it as we have been facing a lot of tough times for the last 7 decades. We have only lost and gained nothing since 1947.”
Chuni said that the real assets of PoK refugees are their children. He said that the future of our younger generation is at stake as they have no education, no job opportunities, no shelter, no health care facilities and many more. “If future of our younger generation is in dark then what kind of success is it?” he asked. Mr. Chuni further said that the families of PoK refugees have been swollen at that extent where the relief amount of Rs. 5,50000/- is proving insufficient for them to meet their both ends in day to day life. “We can’t be contented as the children’s future is in doldrums. We have to rise and explore opportunities so that our children’s future can be protected and best possible directions can be found to pave a way for their prosperity so that they can stand on their own feet”, he stated.
Others who were present during the rally included Professor N N Sharma, Roshan Lal, V K Datta, Sharda Devi, Tilak Raj Sethi, Tarvinder Singh, Virinder Khajuria, Pramodh Ghai and Gurmeet Singh Isher.